Action: Provide red squirrel feeders
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- We have captured no evidence for the effects of providing red squirrel feeders on farmland wildlife.
'No evidence' for an action means we have not yet found any studies that directly and quantitatively tested this action during our systematic journal and report searches. Therefore we have been unable to assess whether or not the action is effective or has any harmful impacts. Please get in touch if you know of such a study for this action.
This intervention may involve providing supplementary food for red squirrels Sciurus vulgaris in specially-designed feeders. The red squirrel has experienced population declines in the UK and Ireland but is widespread in most areas of Europe (Shar et al. 2008).
Shar S., Lkhagvasuren D., Bertolino S., Henttonen H., Kryštufek B. & Meinig H. (2008) Sciurus vulgaris. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. Available at www.iucnredlist.org/details/20025/0. Accessed 9 January 2013.